London Jewelers Celebrates Italy
London Jewelers, the family-owned purveyors of fine jewelry, joined forces with the Italian Trade Association earlier this month for an all-out festival featuring Italian jewelry designers, fine wine, and Italian food. Highlights from the collection included jewelry from Buccellati, Bvlgari, Pomellato and Vhernier, as well as London Jewelers’ own collection of Italian gold statement pieces.
London Jewelers’ President, Candy Udell, is a longtime supporter of Italian jewelry, and believes the pairing of the Trade Association and her brand are a perfect fit. “It’s a beautiful country full of history, and Italian jewelry-makers transfer that through their creations,” she says. “It’s the pride, commitment, passion for perfection, and the generations of craftsmanship that get passed down.”
In fact, Udell herself recently returned from her own trip to the beloved country that she holds dear. “We’ve made countless memories there,” she says. “Everything tastes better and shines brighter: the wine, the sun setting over the countryside, the piazzas where everyone gathers to socialize. The people are so warm and friendly. One of the best parts of going back is seeing the many friends we’ve made over the years.”
Udell points out a few key pieces from the London Jewelers collection of Italian designs. Most of the pieces are gold standouts, including an 18k yellow gold emerald cut and pave diamond ring, the 18k yellow and white gold diamond crossover cuff bracelet and 18k yellow-gold earrings with diamonds. The partnership between the Jewelry brand and the Italian Trade Association hopes to foster and promote public awareness for Italy and the country’s extraordinary craftsmanship for fine jewelry.
All of the jewelry on display includes “Made in Italy” inscriptions. One has never looked so chic while mangia-ing on pasta and gelato, sipping some fine Italian wines and trying on some beautiful, Italian-designed jewels.
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.